Too many demonstrators get discouraged at retirement time and feel like their money was wasted.
In some cases that is 100% true, because they over-purchased or didn't follow through and have the events they thought they'd try.
But don't fall into the trap of thinking a product's value is gone just because it's discontinued.
In fact, it can have a whole new life as a hostess gift, a booking incentive, blog candy, newsletter contest, downline prize, charitable donation basket, or even as part of a "rubber rummage" event you use to attract new customers.
A product's ability to bring in business is not limited by the fact that it is retired. It may not bring in direct business, like a current stamp set helping sell copies of itself, but it can indirectly bring you business for a long time yet to come.
So take heart, if you were a little staggered by a retirement season. It's a natural cycle of direct sales--of any store, actually!--and doesn't have to be a disheartening experience. It's all in the attitude!